Monthly Archives: October 2008

20.10.38

The two turtle doves after about 2 days plucked up the courage to leave their house, flew off & presently disappeared. The Arabs said that they would not return. However, they come every day for corn, & sleep in the … Continue reading

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18.10.38

We have now lost 3 fowls in addition to the one which was presumably pecked to death. Symptoms all the same – loss of power of legs & head drooping. Evidently paralysis, tho’ attributed by the Arabs to a black … Continue reading

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16.10.38, Villa Simont, route de Casablanca

Yesterday intolerably hot. In the evening thunderstorms & torrential rain, flooding the ground some inches deep. This morning a disaster. One hen dead, another evidently dying. Forget the name of the disease, which has something to do with the throat. … Continue reading

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14.10.38

Stuffy, but not very hot. Today milked the small goat (which is probably not in kid) for the first time. For a long time could get no milk at all, though the udder was large & obviously contained milk. Finally … Continue reading

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13.10.38

Today fairly cool, & up to about 10 am almost chilly in the shade. This evening another violent dust-storm followed by rain.

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12.10.38

A lot cooler. No snow now visible on the Atlas, but perhaps obscured by clouds. Have installed the hens & goats. Hens about the size of the Indian fowl, but of all colours, some with a species of topknot, white … Continue reading

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10.10.38

Midday temperature (indoors) today 26°, ie. about 78°F. This is much cooler than the last few days. This evening cool enough to wear a coat.

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